The annual community event Santaland went ahead under Orange traffic light conditions with a reduced Covid-19 themed display and a focus on Santa photos.

Santaland committee member Megan Bailey said it was a tough decision not to proceed with the usual full community display because of uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions.

However organisers were “delighted with community support”, she said.

“Seeing the smile on the children’s face from meeting Santa made all our volunteer hours worth it; a little Christmas magic in Cromwell.”